CARBONELL AWARDS Names New Coordinator & Adds Five New Judges for 2023-24 Season

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Sept. 6, 2023 - PRLog -- (South Florida – September 5, 2023) Gary Schweikhart, board president of the Carbonell Awards, South Florida's most highly coveted recognition of theatrical and performance excellence, today announced that Elizabeth Dashiell has joined the nonprofit organization as Carbonell Coordinator for the 2023-2024 season.

A longtime theater insider, Dashiell has been Co-Producer of the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival since 2013 after serving 10 years as the annual event's PR/Marketing Director. For the last decade, she has also produced the annual indie film festival swede fest palm beach™, managed multiple PR and promotional projects for the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and Howard Alan Events, continues to be a board member of the Palm Beach County Attractions Committee, and is an adjudicator for The Pathfinder Awards/Theater. Dashiell replaces Kent Chambers-Wilson, who served as Carbonell Coordinator for two seasons and is now moving to Georgia.

"Kent has done an outstanding job for the Carbonell Awards, both as Coordinator and as a judge; he will be greatly missed," said Schweikhart.

In her new position, Dashiell will manage an expanded team of 38 judges who will collectively see and evaluate more than 120 different productions at more than 35 professional theaters across Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties. The theater season runs between September 1, 2023, and August 31, 2024.

New judges for the 2023-2024 theater season include:

+ Nancy Duerr (Miami) is an actor, spokesperson, TV host, and voice over artist who works TV, film, commercial, and theater contracts across the country. She has served on National and Local Boards of SAG and SAG-AFTRA for the last 25 years and was a member of the G1 team that merged the two unions.

+ Sharon Geltner (Boynton Beach) is an award-winning writer and multimedia communication specialist who covers travel, hospitality, arts and entertainment, Palm Beach society, and more. The author of Charity Bashed, a mystery satire that was a semifinalist in Amazon's Breakthrough Novel contest, she is a contributing writer/reviewer for Palm Beach Arts Paper.

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